Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World

A tribute to Barry Lopez, with guests Bathsheba Demuth, John Freeman, Robert Macfarlane, and others
Barry Lopez Robert Macfarlane John Freeman Bathsheba Demuth Point Reyes Books
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 12:00pm


Sliding scale ($0-$100)

Join us for a special tribute to Barry Lopez (1945-2020), featuring writers John Luther Adams, Bathsheba Demuth, Jane Hirshfield, Robert Macfarlane, and Colum McCann, along with Barry’s wife Debra Gwartney. John Freeman will moderate the conversation.

This event is presented in partnership with Emergence Magazine, Orion Magazine, and Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle

We will stream this event on our Facebook page if we reach capacity on Zoom. CLICK HERE to watch the livestream on Facebook.

“To meet Barry was to feel we were entering a sphere where a language was spoken that had been fading away—the language of our inseparable connection with the natural world—yet here was a speaker who was renewing it. . . . A lonely speaker then—he must often have wondered whether anyone was truly listening—he is an essential speaker now.”—Margaret Atwood in Orion Magazine

A recording will be available on our YouTube channel after the conclusion of the live event.

This event will be streamed on Zoom. Register below or click here.


About Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez was the author of various essay and story collections: Arctic Dreams, which received the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist; and, most recently, Horizon, which was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, NPR, and The Guardian. A frequent contributor to both American and foreign journals, Lopez was the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science foundations and was honored by numerous institutions for his literary, humanitarian, and environmental work. He lived in Finn Rock, Oregon, with his wife, Debra Gwartney.

Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays By Barry Lopez, Rebecca Solnit (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Barry Lopez, Rebecca Solnit (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780593242827
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Published: Random House - May 31st, 2022